They may be common but bleeding hearts bring beauty to any garden. Also known as lady's locket and lady in a boat, this quick-growing, clump-forming, classic perennial has been adding beauty to gardens for more than a century, and is well loved for its early blooms and ability to thrive under harsh conditions. No other plant bears perfect heart-shaped flowers like those of the Bleeding Heart.
Bleeding hearts need open or partial shade with and moist, slightly acidic soil. Plenty of peat moss must be used when planting. Pine needles or pine bark are good for mulching. Put the compost all about the base of this plant, and make sure you do this every spring, and your plant will always be healthy. Ensure that you water regularly and well, though not turning the soil around the plant into a swamp. The Bleeding Heart Flower is a flower for a shade garden, as sun will burn the leaves. The foliage will last quite a while if the plant is kept cool and moist. This has been a popular perennial garden plant for generations.
Remember that this plant does best in the shade. This is quite hardy plant and quite resistant to sunlight. It will not die or dry out if you plant it in the sun. Instead, what will happen is that as you advance into the middle of summer and the sun gets hotter, bleeding heart plant simply stops blossoming for the rest of the summer. Of course, you will see the flowers again the next spring, but if you want bleeding heart to blossom all through the summer and brighten your garden with its delightful blooms, then you must plant it either in full shade or in partially shady conditions, such as in the shade of a tree or a house. Under these conditions the plant will flourish and flower all summer long.
Facts about Bleeding Heart vines
Bleeding Heart Vine is a twining, evergreen shrub.
Bleeding Heart vine is originally from West Africa.
Bleeding Heart vine have a beautiful flower and foliage.
Bleeding Heart vine leaves are dark green colored with 5-7 inches length.
Bleeding Heart vine also serves as a good hanging baskets plant.
Bleeding Heart vine are sun loving summer flowers.
Bleeding Heart vine produces tons of flowers and can be trimmed to just required size.
The flower blooms throughout the year, but mainly during spring.
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